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Re: The first sentence

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 09:09:43 -0500
Message-ID: <3DDE3AA7.20100@mitre.org>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

I'd prefer to leave this at "language" rather than "framework".  I admit 
that RDF has "framework" in it, but we never actually say what a 
"framework" is (and the Concepts document starts off immediately talking 
about "syntax", which seems more of a "language" notion).  If we're 
going to describe this as a "framework", I'd feel some compulsion to say 
what we mean by that (including how the "language" aspects of RDF fit 
into that "framework").


Brian McBride wrote:

> The two other docs that have such an introductory sentence both use the 
> term language, not framework.
> Brian
> At 14:07 22/11/2002 +0100, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>> Did that thread resolve satisfactorily ...
>> Concepts start off now
>> "The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a framework for representing
>> information in the Web."
>> I note this is logically equalivant to, the slightly less clumsy:
>> "The Resource Description Framework (RDF) represents information in the
>> Web."
>> However, it's much more important that we all have the same one.
>> Jeremy

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